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New York Prisons

Melissa Jeltsen

Disturbing Report Finds New York's Female Prisoners Illegally Shackled During Labor

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

New York state prison authorities have continued the illegal practice of shackling pregnant inmates during labor, fail to provide most female prisoner...

Suing Mario Cuomo

Leon Friedman | Posted 03.06.2015 | New York
Leon Friedman

The death of Mario Cuomo reminded me that I met Governor Cuomo and talked to him only once. I also sued him only once.

Locking Up Fewer People Doesn't Lead To Increased Crime, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

The states making strides with sentencing reforms haven't just seen their prison populations drop at a faster rate than the rest of the country, they ...

State Promised Help For Mentally Ill Inmates, But Still Sticks Many In Solitary

www.WNYC.org | Posted 08.15.2013 | New York

When Amir Hall entered New York state prison for a parole violation in November 2009, he came with a long list of psychological problems. Hall arrived...

Katherine Bindley

Inside The Extreme Isolation Cells Of New York Prisons: NYCLU's Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.04.2012 | New York

For 23 hours a day over the course of four months, a 21-year-old inmate at Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, N.Y., shared an isolation cell the...

Inside The Reopened Brooklyn House Of Detention (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.06.2012 | New York

After years of debate, a lawsuit, and another lawsuit, the Brooklyn House of Detention is slated to reopen next week. The facility closed in 2003 ...